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Dale H. Lockey, 86, of Swan, passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home in Carlisle, surrounded by his family on April 10, 2016. Dale was born in Spencer, Iowa, on Aug. 19, 1929, the eighth of nine children. Dale served in the US Navy. He retired from Frye Copy Systems in 1989 after many years of service. His passion was gardening, reading and spending time with his family. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, mushroom hunting, water skiing, watching the Cubs play baseball and traveling. He hosted many family events and holidays at his home. Dale will be remembered as an independent, hardworking, generous, honest individual with a great sense of humor and love for his family. Dale is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joyce; four children; Peggy Betterley (Rich) of Ankeny; Mike Lockey (Tracy) of Hannibal, Mo.; Julie Cox of Carlisle; Brenda Johnson (Ron) of Pleasantville; nine grandchildren; Jason Cox; Brandon Lockey (Jen); Stephanie Wild (Bobby Lange), Shelley Bingham (Derrik); Nick Cox (Chrissy); Brady Cox (Andi); Erika Perkins (Scott); Melissa Farrell; Nicole Jones (Geoff) and twenty three great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Dale is survived by his brother Donald of Hanford, Calif. He is preceded in death by his parents; Harry and Martha (Paisley) Lockey of Charles City; and seven siblings; Bernie, Arvana, Eleanor, Martha, Evelyn (Pee Wee), Lowell and Clifford and son-in-law Dennis Cox. A Celebration of Life will be held in Pleasantville on April 23, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Mason Funeral Home. A luncheon immediately following at the Pleasantville Memorial Hall. Online condolences may be left at BertrandFuneralHomes.com. His remains will be buried at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff at Mercy Hospice, Veteran’s Affairs and HomeChoice Senior Care for the exceptional care they provided. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Published on  April 22, 2016
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